Insight Australia

NATURE, WILDLIFE
& CONSERVATION

NATURE, WILDLIFE &
CONSERVATION TOURING

Australia’s spectacular nature and unique wildlife are what motivates many travellers to travel our captivating continent. 

Recognising our important role in protecting the places and creatures we all treasure most, and dedicated to the pursuit of responsible tourism, Insight Australia aims to encourage environmentally sensitive and culturally respectful travel.
Australian Geographic

PROUD PARTNERS

Insight Australia are the proud travel partners of Australian Geographic delivering an exclusive collection of unique Australian journeys that showcase the country’s spectacular landscapes, its unique flora and fauna, and the true essence of it’s peoples’ captivating culture. With an emphasis on uncovering off-the-beaten track hidden gems and delivering sustainable travel experiences, these carefully curated itineraries appeal to travellers with a taste for adventure and a passion for authenticity.

DEDICATED
TO ECO TOURISM

Dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving Australia’s unique wildlife and precious natural environment in everything we do (both in the office and on the road), Insight Australia are also proud members of EcoTourism Australia and take great delight in sharing some of Australia’s most inspiring nature, wildlife and conservation experiences right across the continent.
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NATURE, WILDLIFE &
CONSERVATION EXPERIENCES

Ethical wildlife encounters, multi-day nature walks, hands-on conservation activities and more. The following examples represent just a small selection of the engaging nature, wildlife and conservation experiences that we can incorporate with your Australian group travel itineraries:
Maria Island

Multi-day nature walk -
Maria Island, Tasmania

A 4-day guided and accommodated hike showcasing Tasmanian east coast wilderness and wildlife. Spot beautiful birdlife, see Tasmanian Devils, keep an eye out for seals and get up close and personal with the wombats and wallabies that freely roam this natural wildlife sanctuary; all set to a backdrop of spectacular nature and a colourful convict history.
Koala

Koala Conservation -
Raymond Island, Victoria

For the ultimately rewarding Australian wildlife experience, lend a hand to an important local wild koala research project: collecting data on koala numbers, habitat and behaviours; caring for and planting trees to help protect and conserve the local wildlife and their habitat. Raymond Island, in the Gippsland Lakes district of Victoria, is a little-visited island ‘Ark’ for a collection of unique Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and many species of birds. We can tailor koala conservation and tree planting experiences to suit your group’s needs with itinerary options from a single day to five action-packed days out from Melbourne 
Whalesharks

Whaleshark and Humpback
Whale Swims – Ningaloo Reef,
Western Australia

For a true bucket list wildlife experience, dive into the deep with some of the gentlest giants of the sea! Strictly controlled ethical encounters provide the opportunity to swim alongside majestic whalesharks (April to August) and migrating humpback whales (July to October) on Western Australia’s spectacular Ningaloo Coast, home also to dugongs, manta rays and turtles. Ask us for itinerary suggestions to combine this extraordinary wildlife encounter with experiential touring to explore the spectacular nature that surrounds: spot emus and rock wallabies in the Cape Range National Park, cruise the stunning Yardie Creek Gorge and drift snorkel with brightly coloured tropical fish in Turquoise Bay.

Birdwatching – Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Kingfishers, kookaburras, brolga and jabiru; colourful parrots, whistling ducks, Magpie Geese and many more; the wetlands, woodlands, grasslands and billabongs of the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park are home to a third of Australia’s beautiful bird species. We can tailor minimal impact birdwatching experiences from a single day to multi-day adventures that will delight even the the most avid twitchers. Ask us about the amazing birdwatching adventures that we can incorporate into your group’s itinerary right across Australia or read on for more birdwatching inspiration

Citizen Scientist for a day – Rainforest Tablelands, Far North Queensland

Go ‘behind-the-scenes’ to access areas of rainforest not open the public and become a citizen scientist for a day, working alongside wildlife experts to assist with important local research that aims to preserve the endangered spotted tail quoll in the World Heritage Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland. Rarely seen in the wild, these Tiger Quolls are the world’s largest marsupial mammals, and cousins of the already extinct Tasmanian Tiger. They share this spectacular part of the world with a rich array of other Australian marsupials, reptiles and birds. Available as a day-trip or a very rewarding multi-day experience from Cairns.

Kangaroo Island Conservation – Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Often referred to as Australia’s ‘Galapagos’, Kangaroo Island is home to an impressive diversity of native wildlife: koalas, kangaroos, echidna, dolphins, fur seals and sea lions, birdlife and more. Ask us about including personalised wildlife experiences and hands-on conservation activities in your Kangaroo Island itinerary. Walk alongside the world’s leading echidna expert, assist with local wildlife habitat restoration projects and learn about the island’s important koala management programs.

Aussie Ark – Barrington Tops NSW

Aussie Ark was established in 2011 as ‘Devil Ark’, with a focus on saving the iconic Tasmanian devil from extinction. Since then and due to overwhelming success, the role of the organisation has expanded, and now has vision of creating a long-term future for our threatened Australian species. Aussie Ark will secure wild sanctuaries to conserve our native wildlife, free from unnatural predation.
Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters - Port Lincoln, South Australia

Head South and get off the beaten track with a collection of extraordinary wild animal encounters in Port Lincoln. Cruise with dolphins, swim with sea lions, come face to face with koalas – and for the particularly brave, dive with Great White Sharks! (from the safety of a cage of course). The region’s clean white beaches, crystal clear waters and pristine national parks are also home to kangaroos, emus, seabirds, songbirds, raptors and reptiles. Top off your Port Lincoln adventures with a very special feast of local fresh seafoods, wines, chocolates, coffee and craft beers enjoyed in an extraordinary setting.

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